This article investigates the relationship between narrative behavior and the conduct of academic programs. In everyday parlance, the term narrative assumes a wide range of meanings from the most all-embracing to the most singular. Narrative informs the identity and behavior of individuals, institutions and societies. In fact, narrative is the principal agency whereby individuals, institutions and societies are constituted in the first place. Organizational narratives are as prevalent in academic settings as elsewhere. One such narrative is the sort that embraces the organization's life-story.
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